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Living with CRPS can be painful and exhausting

by | Jan 4, 2021 | Firm News

Life on its own can carry many struggles, and many of those struggles get exacerbated when a disability enters the picture. One such disability that has the potential to upend a life is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Known as CRPS, this condition can stem from a variety of causes. While it can commonly occur after an unexpected event like an injury or a stroke, it can also result from a planned one, like surgery.

A brief rundown on CRPS

While treatment is possible, an unfortunate fact of CRPS is that there is no known cure. This leads us to a bit of good and bad news, depending on your situation. According to the Mayo Clinic, some who experience CRPS only do so for a short period of time, but for others, it can become a long-term disability. It may take time to fully verify how long lasting the condition could be. , Because of CRPS diagnosis, people are often forced to seek out disability benefits.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke delves deeper into the symptoms that those dealing with CRPS often face. The symptoms are varied, featuring joint stiffness, painful burning sensations within the affected limb, as well as alternating temperatures within your skin. CRPS can also bring out a condition known as allodynia, which is feeling pain after basic contact with objects.

The level of pain

One notably debilitating component of this condition is that the pain experienced is often far worse than whatever initial pain led to the condition to begin with. While a person’s overall health plays a factor in how well they will deal with the condition, the condition itself can have little mercy.

Disabilities like CRPS can make living life and making ends meet significantly more difficult. While applying for long-term disability benefits you may be shocked to see that you receive a denial. When this circumstance comes about, there are resources available to help and advocate for you.